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Frank Swift Chase papers, 1907-1965

Chase, Frank Swift, 1886-1958



Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: Correspondence, printed material, and photographs documenting Chase's career and the art market of the 1920's. Letters to Chase primarily concern exhibitions, commissions, and advertisements (including a letter from Reginald Poland, Director of the Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, analyzing the work of Woodstock artists), with some letters from family and friends. Printed material includes reviews, exhibition announcements, gallery plans with notes on exhibit design, and color reproductions of Chase's work. Photographs depict Chase, his work, and his exhibitions. Biographical material consists of his passport and the official documents of his service in France and Germany for the Y.M.C.A in 1918-1919.

Biographical/Historical Note

Landscape painter. Chase lived and worked in Woodstock, New York and Nantucket, Massachusetts, teaching and exhibiting frequently in these areas. He also exhibited at The Art Institute of Chicago, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego. Chase was best known in the 1920's for his paintings of woodlands.


Donated 1987 by the Vose Galleries of Boston.

Language Note

Fourteen items are in French.

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How to Cite This Collection

Frank Swift Chase papers, 1907-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.